Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mail Holder


We recently returned from our first cruise (Celebrity Reflection), which was a great experience after I got over seasickness from the choppy waves. I wish there were more craft activities on board, but it wasn't that kind of cruise.

We received maps, notes, agendas and such daily, so I wanted to keep them visibly accessible yet tidy on our compact table.


I saw this benign coupon book and immediately thought of Allison Patrick's Phone Book Letter Holder, shown in Ann Martin's book, All Things Paper. Made in a minute without any glue, this was the perfect paper-based feature piece for our stateroom.

Loved using it! I even pretended to pull items out only to put it back again, just for the sake of using it. In high school I thought I wanted to be a secretary because I enjoyed organizing things and being efficient. I still get a thrill when I see something tidy, fun, compact, and made from what was on hand.

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  1. Ha! This is so great, Cecelia. It wouldn't have occurred to me to try and make it without glue, but it obviously works!

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    1. When I do things like this, I feel like MacGyver - embarrassing to admit, but oh-so-true.

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  2. Haha! This really made me laugh! Glad you had fun :) And just imagine, a crafting cruise, my goodness!!! I'd book my ticket right away!
    Hugs!

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    1. LOL, can you imagine us all on a ship together, sailing to each continent and picking all the paper-crazy people up? I'd never sleep!

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  3. This is all new to me - what a great idea. Practical and pretty, I like it! x

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    1. Ann's book has many great ideas like this! I love it when we take something ordinary and change it into something extraordinary :D

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